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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

The rules indicate a need for specific markers: Leaderless, Pinned, Close Order, Gone to Ground.

Any suggestions as to how to create such?

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

I am making pin markers using leftover Zulu Shields.

For leaderless,I would just make the leader figure for each unit easily identified, if he is removed from the unit, it is leaderless. Not sure about the rest, will be curious to hear what folks are doing.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

My suggestions, I also use these for TSATF, Close Order should be recognizable just by the formation. For pinned (or wounded) I use Shields, with blood spots. Or a shield with a spear glued to it. Gone to ground, Mealie bags for Brits, un-bloody shields for Natives. Leaderless? Just like Jozis Tin Man. Just my 2 cents.
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Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 12:20 p.m. PST

If a unit ends up being pinned I remove the casualties and lay one of the remaining figures down, and form the rest into an inward facing circle for a quick visual indication that they are pinned.If they fail to rally from being pinned I lie an additional figure down, In essence the lying down figures become the pinned marker counters. If the unit rallies, I stand the lying figures back up and the are now unpinned. As Jozis Tin Man says the leader figure should just be made identifiable (flagbearer if possible for quick identification).

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

I also use dead guys for appropriate markers.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 2:25 p.m. PST

If the game catches with me, I can see the use of creating more elaborate markers.

For example, a riderless donkey (I have lots of these) for 'Leaderless'. Or a framing tack, mounted at an angle on a square of card, for "pinned".

At the moment, it's likely to be printed words.

Henry Martini24 Feb 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

For GtG use a prone figure, and for pinned paint small scale naval shell bursts as bullet splashes.

Personal logo Sigwald Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 7:24 p.m. PST

I use mini poker chips until I decide if, as you say, the game catches with me and deserves more creative markers.

Right now I'm busy painting up a Pathan force for that game but only skimmed through the rules.

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